Time to get out this post Fourth of July evening with its cooler than normal temps, breezes, walkers, runners, strollers, bikers, boarders, dogs, skaters, lovers, enemies, families and friends. Hardly set up and a crowd gathered many of which heard about this astronomy guy with his scope and flair for the dramatic. Yes he is for real and everything you have heard is true! One kind lady said " my friend spent sometime with you awhile back and said you made astronomy so much fun and easy to understand - can you do the same for me?" This was a great way to start the evening!
Ashley and her mom Diane had a post 4th blast. Not only did they nail the Saturn Challenge when wind gusts picked up for a short while but get up close and personal with a bunch of the double stars which populate our skies this time of year. Both picked out the subtle colors and magnitude differences with ease.
It is never too late to try something new and gain a unique experience to tell others about. Cris here had a blast with Saturn and all the stellar gems I was able to show off. The Sidewalk Guy's laser Star Comparative opened her eyes and mind to the science of stars, and how their appearance in our skies have influenced culture, faith, and philosophy. So much to this astronomy stuff for anyone who is curious. Cris works with a retirement community and commented that "my seniors would love this!" And to that I said "lets do it!"